When thousands gather around a makeshift circle of kegs and tables, wallets flushed and money at the ready, it can really only mean one thing.
It's time for the classic Australian tradition of two-up on Anzac Day at the William Farrer Hotel.
Beneath the surface of the uniformed chaos and cacophony lies a well-practised choreography.
Strangers hand wads of cash through the crowd, safe in the knowledge that it will reach its intended destination unscathed. This isn't petty cash either, these are sizable wads changing hands.
That is what one seasoned player terms 'the spirit of Anzac mateship'.
"You've got to trust each other. If you can't on a day like this, you probably never will. Besides, you wouldn't be game for the gamble if you weren't ready to risk it," Wagga local Alex Burke said.
Legal on only three days a year, the game of chance has come to typify the ideals of the Anzacs.
Chiefly among them, the egalitarian belief in society.
"Come on down to the middle, give it a throw. It doesn't matter if you've done it before, everyone's welcome," the ringer says as he juggles the pennies towards the next contender.
How a couple of hundred penny tosses could hold a crowd's attention for several hours is beyond comprehension. And yet, year after year, in clubs and hotels all over the nation, the same effect is witnessed.
While the entrance line spills down the street as punters queue to throw in their bets, the event does bring to the fore a particularly important cause.
Between tosses, the ringer asks those gathered to make a donation to the military support charity Soldier On.